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Dairy worker visa fraud accused 'faced death threats'

Stuff.co.nz - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The identity of a woman accused of an apparent document scam, in which more than 1000 Filipinos working on New Zealand dairy farms allegedly paid thousands of dollars for fraudulent visas, can be revealed. She is Loraine Anne Jayme, 35, of Te Aroha.
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Cattle industry welcomes expansion of Pacific Islander seasonal worker visa program

ABC Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
The 416 visa program has been used by horticulture, the sugar industry and aquaculture to source workers from Pacific nations since 2012, when a successful pilot program was made permanent.

UK Domestic Worker Visa Policy Causing increase in Foreign Maid Abuse

Workpermit.com - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A recently published government review of UK domestic worker visas, commissioned in March 2015, has exposed shocking cases of slavery, trafficking and abuse due it is said because of tougher UK immigration controls.

H1B visas and US Presidential Candidates: A primer

ZDNet - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
"If I am president, I will not issue any H1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them," he told a news outfit.

Modern slavery? The UK visa system and the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
It might be hard to believe that a domestic worker - or anyone - is currently forced to sleep on a bathroom floor or is locked up in a house.
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Sen. Blumenthal demands lifting of IT 'gag' order

Computerworld - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Blumenthal wrote: "The statute and regulations governing certain nonimmigrant worker visa programs, like the H-1B program, require employers utilizing the visas in many cases to attest that they offered the job to qualified American applicants and ...

Foreign worker visas in need of revision

Capital Press - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
We have been unable to hire any of the people who respond, and we are left each year looking to hire qualified foreign seasonal labor through the H-2A, ag worker visa program, and the H-2B visa program. When I reflect on the process, all I can say is ...

Americans are losing jobs to a visa program. Can it be fixed?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The H-1B visa can be a powerful way to bring crucial workers to the US. But there's growing criticism that the program is being used simply to bring in lower-cost workers from overseas. The needed reforms, some say, are simple.
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Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50000 A Year, Please Leave

NPR - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
That's one reason the government's Home Office decided that non-Europeans on skilled worker visas - known as Tier 2 visas - are not welcome to stay unless they are making at least 35,000 British pounds (about $50,000 a year).

Dem. Senator Calls for Investigation into Alleged H-1B Visa Abuse at Eversource Energy

Breitbart News - ‎8 hours ago‎
“In light of these highly suspicious actions, I urge the Justice Department to use all necessary resources to investigate Eversource's conduct with regard to these workers and determine whether the company has abused any of the nonimmigrant worker visa ...

Sara DeGregoria: H-1B visa abuses hurting American workers

Madison.com - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
If you missed the expose about Disney, detailing how its employees had to train their own H-1B visa replacements before being laid off, don't worry.
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US workers sue Disney, Cognizant and HCL over jobs lost to H-1B visa abuse

Times of India - ‎Jan 26, 2016‎
What we are seeking first is an ending of the blatant and constant abuse of the H-1B visa programme by American companies and their foreign collaborators," Blackwell said, referring to the guest worker visa used by many companies to bring in skilled ...

Saudi housing workers banned from visa transfers

The Siasat Daily - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Labor Ministry has banned workers transferring their sponsorship after completing housing projects in the country, with contractors ordered to send them back to their home countries.

Nepal free visa, free ticket policy doesn't deter demand for workers

Migrant Rights - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
As per Qatari laws, it's illegal to charge the worker any recruitment fees, and the cost of visas and tickets is to be borne by the employer.

Oman bans domestic workers from African countries

ArabianBusiness.com - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Oman has stopped issuing visas to domestic workers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Guinea and Cameroon. It was reported that the decision was taken to stop the spread of disease from African countries to Oman, and curb criminal activity in the sultanate.
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Cleaning company Clinica Internationale and boss fined $1 million over visa rorts

The Age - ‎21 hours ago‎
Federal Court judge Debra Mortimer on Tuesday found Box Hill company Clinica Internationale and its managing director, Radovan Laski, made misleading representations and engaged in unconscionable conduct by having at least 97 Indian workers pay a ...
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PHOTO: American Tech Workers Defiant as GOP Lawmakers Push to Expand Foreign Labor Programs

Breitbart News - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
In 2014, the Northeast Utilities Company in Connecticut - now known as Eversource Energy - allegedly laid off around 200 of its American tech workers and replaced them with low-wage foreigners admitted on H-1B guest worker visas. Now a photo has ...

Why Aussie workers won't dirty their hands

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Despite youth unemployment ballooning to 20 per cent in some parts of the country, farmers can't find local workers, prompting Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm to question whether dole bludgers would suddenly find a work ethic if they ...
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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

The Province - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Worker anonymity can be compromised, making employees reluctant to report violations. Many workers are afraid to report problems, especially those who have come to the U.S.

There is no shortage of STEM workers

Greenville News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Work visas called H-1B visas are granted to foreign workers who have a bachelor's or higher degree in a wide range of areas.
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